Monday, February 24



Twin sister flutist duo cultivates connection through music, personal bond

The van Renterghem twins can’t help but complete each other’s sentences – both in conversation and in music. Fourth-year music performance students Eliana van Renterghem and Elizabeth van Renterghem have been studying flute performance for the past decade. Read more...

Photo: Twin sisters Eliana van Renterghem and Elizabeth van Renterghem, who will perform in the Mindful Music concert series Wednesday, have been studying the flute for the past decade. Though they do perform as individual flutists, Eliana said their connection as twins helps them to communicate as they perform together, and the pair intends to continue focusing on orchestral training. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)


Play revival directed by alum dissects toxic masculinity through abstract characters

Nineteenth-century cowboys, futuristic aliens and high school teens take center stage against the pervasive violence of toxic masculinity. Alumnus Darrell Larson is directing a revival of the 1969 play “The Unseen Hand,” and he said he hopes to revitalize its eccentric humor and commentary for a modern audience. Read more...

Photo: Carl Weintraub, Matt Curtin and Jordan Morgan star in a revival of the play “The Unseen Hand,” which cowboys, aliens and high school teens who attempt to free a futuristic alien race from slavery. Alumnus Curtin said the play explores the concept of toxic masculinity. (Courtesy of Enci Box)


Theater review: ‘Revenge Song’ tactfully uses drama and comedy to explore identity, sexuality

“Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation” has everything an audience could ask for, from sex and violence to sacrilege. Running at the Geffen Playhouse until March 8, “Revenge Song” is an irreverent new musical about the forgotten life of Julie d’Aubigny (Margaret Odette), a French swordswoman and opera singer during the 17th century. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jeff Lorch)



Alumna discusses launch of latest book in paranormal romance series

M.J. Duffy published her first novel at age 60. Now, the third book of the alumna’s paranormal romance series, “The Zankli Chronicles,” will be released in March. Read more...

Photo: Alumna and author M.J. Duffy published her series “The Zankli Chronicles” to create a group of characters that would resonate with her. She said her characters travel to places she has lived and intertwines the history of each featured country. (Courtesy of Melba Carter)